Ethiopia: Ministry Signs Contract to Begin Nat'l Stadium Construction
Minister Redwan Husien and Company General Manager Song Sudong exchanging the signed document
The Ministry of Youth and Sports yesterday signed an agreement to launch the construction of a 60,000-seat modern national stadium in Addis Ababa at a cost of over 2 billion Birr.
The Ministry said that the construction will be carried out within 900 days by the Chinese State Construction Engineering Corporation.
During the signing ceremony Minister Redwan Hussien said that the government has given due consideration and is also committed to this mega project in the sports sector. The Minister said that the construction company was selected based on its quality service and its experiences in similar projects in other countries.
He added that the government is committed to provide the project every support allocating the required budget for its realization.
M.H Consulting Engineering has presented the blue print of the national stadium project during the signing ceremony.
M.H Consulting Engineering Managing Director Messele Hailu said on the occasion that the company would employ high tech technology in a bid to equip it with state-of-the art facilities a modern stadium should have.
He further pointed out that the construction of the stadium will enable Ethiopia to host Olympic games in the future.
Company General Manager Song Sudong said the construction work will proceed based on the plan, design and on schedule.
According to Sunong, the stadium will have capacity to have parking for about 10,000 cars at a time and the upper part of the stadium will have a fiber glass in accordance with the design of the project.
The new national stadium is one among the different stadiums under construction in the country.
Bahir Dar, Hawassa, Makalle, Nekemte, Assosa, Woldia, Dire Dawa and Gambella are among the stadiums which have already began hosting national and international tournaments .
According to Ministry Public Relations Department, various sports academies and facilities are also under construction and much focus is also given to the construction of sports training centers and academies in GTP II.
Posted on : 07 Jan,2016
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